[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] - EXTENDED-DEADLINE - Joint Workshop @IROS2016 on Wearable Robotics and Assistive Devices - Call for Contributions

Samer Mohammed samer.mohammed at u-pec.fr
Thu Aug 18 01:45:40 PDT 2016

[apologies for multiple postings]
*** Call for Contribution***

Joint Workshop on Wearable Robotics and Assistive Devices IROS 2016, 14 October, Daejeon, Korea

WORKSHOP WEBSITE: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__cumulus.ijs.si_iros2016wsportal_&d=DQIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=y8utcgunHBQulpIxUYoJGau30DP8chVg95RECANxxsg&s=INfasB3EdFMe6TR1foIhn-QuNi63Ytvh1ZPdav6hO0Y&e= 

The joint workshop on Wearable Robotics and Assistive Devices is structured into two parts.

Part I is entitled “Exoskeleton Research on the Edge Between Robotics and Human Physiology”.  The aim of the first part is to bridge the gap between the physiological, neuromuscular and biomechanical requirements of the human body, and the robotic endeavor to create wearable systems that would efficiently augment or substitute capabilities of the human body. Together we will discuss how to leverage exoskeleton research with understanding of human physiology in order to advance it into a key technology for effective assistance in our daily life.

Organizers: T. Petric, J. Babic, K. Mombaur, M. Kim, S. Collins

Part II is entitled “Wearable Robotics for Motion Assistance and Rehabilitation – RoboAssist 2016”. The purpose of this second part is to gather PhD students and researchers from academia, industry, and different fields related to wearable robotics, to lively discuss, based on the case studies presented by the invited speakers in each session, the current trends, the major advances that have been made as well as new research directions and future challenges in the field of wearable robots. This second part will be the fourth edition of the RoboAssist Workshop and will be the continuation of successful previous workshops held at Neurotechnix 2013, IEEE/ICRA 2014, and IEEE/RAS-EMBS ICORR 2015.

Organizers: N. Vitiello, S. Mohammed, J. Moreno, C. Walsh, D. Prattichizzo


We welcome prospective participants to submit extended abstracts (up to 2 pages) to be presented as posters. The manuscripts should use the IEEE IROS two-column format. Please submit a PDF copy of your manuscript by email to the email address tadej.petric at ijs.si and samer.mohammed at u-pec.fr before August 15th. Each paper will receive a minimum of two reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance to the workshop topics, contributions, technical clarity, and presentation. Accepted papers require that at least one of the authors register to the workshop. This workshop is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss your ongoing work and get an early feedback from the participants.

Important dates:
- Submission deadline for papers (Extended- firm): 22 August, 2016
- Notification of acceptance:  15 September, 2016


- Exoskeleton Design
- Actuators for Exoskeletons
- Exoskeleton Control
- Ergonomical aspects
- Biomechanical effects of exoskeletons on humans
- Human Motion Understanding
- Intention Recognition
- Human Sensorimotor Learning
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Human-Robot Interfaces
- Role Allocation
- Learning and Shared Control
- Human-in-the-Loop Control
- Model-Based Optimization


- Tamim Asfour, Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics, KIT, Germany
- Jaap van Dieen, Idsart Kingma, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Hermann van der Kooij, Twente / TU Delft, The Netherlands
- Tomoyuki Noda, Dept. of Brain Robot Interface, ATR, Japan
- Jan Veneman, Technalia, Spain
- Bram Vanderborght, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- José L. Pons, CSIC, Spain
- Kyujin Cho, SNU, Korea
- Domenico Prattichizzo, University of Siena, Italy
- Ashish D Deshpande, The University of Texas, Austin, USA
- Shingo Shimoda, RIKEN, Japan
- Nicola Vitiello, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
- Samer Mohammed, University of Paris-Est Créteil, France
- Juan C. Moreno, CSIC, Spain


This workshop receives support from the European Community’s through the following projects: H2020 SPEXOR (G.A.: 687662), H2020 AIDE (G.A.: 645322), H2020 SoftPro (G.A.: 688857), FP7 BioMot (G.A.: 611695), FP7 WEARHAP (G.A.: 601165).
This workshop is fully endorsed by the newly founded IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Wearable Robotics and supported by the IEEE Robotics and Automation’s Technical Committee on Model-based Optimization in Robotics, and the Technical Committee on Human Movement Understanding.

University of Paris-Est, Créteil (UPEC)
Laboratory of Images, Signals and Intelligent Systems (LISSI)
Tel. +33 (0)1 41 80 73 18
Fax. +33 (0)1 41 80 73 76

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